Interview with Timothy Michael Magana

Who are your favorite authors?
L. Frank Baum Is a favorite of mine. I loved reading the Wizard of Oz. I'm also partial to many school reads from my childhood. Like of mice and men, To kill a mocking bird. I enjoy Neil Gaiman, Although I've only read one of his works, "Smoke and Mirrors". I very much enjoyed Gregory Maguires "Wicked" and "Son of a Witch. But most of all I believe it's one of the simplest of books that inspired me the most, one that reaches back to when I was just a little boy, "The giving Tree." By Shel Silverstein.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Money, lol. Well that's to say that money makes the world go round. I have to get up each morning because if I don't... then who will pay the bills? But in all honesty. I get up every morning because I have a wife, and baby boy on the way. I'd do anything for them, and I work two jobs to help support them. That and the hope of creating a better life for them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work. I work and work and work. Everyday. Seven days a week! I'm a mechanic and I work till my hands bleed and then I work some more. Living in California has given me no other choice but to work. I get up at five in the morning, go to work. By the time I get home, the day is mostly gone. Writing is what I do when I'm not working, and as I write, though my body is tired and my mind is gone, somehow I still find the strength to write..... and in that moment the day goes away, the work goes away, and the pain subsides and I am free in the world that I have created.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most anything I read is something someone has recommended by word of mouth. That and I occasionally get someone who wants my honest opinion of their work.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, I cannot, but I can remember the first story I wanted to write. I've always had Idea's but not until recently have I acted upon them and actually took the time to manifest them into a reality. I won't say what the book was, but I hope to write it in the near future.
What is your writing process?
process??? well, if you call banging my head against the wall for hours a "Process" then I guess that would be it. In all honesty every detail of my writing is jumbled up in my head and I'm always trying to link it all together until the story unravels onto paper. Stories are jumbling in my head as I answer this question.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Maybe not the first, but "THE GIVING TREE." is one of my earliest reads. I felt so bad for that poor tree, I believe the tree reflects parent hood and what a parent would do for their child, I know I would.
How do you approach cover design?
.... I'm still working on that one..
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I don't have favorite books, I don't consider myself a writer, I'm a story teller. I love stories, and stories come from all places, not just books.
What do you read for pleasure?
anything that catches my eye.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'd rather sit at a desk and read on my PC.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Well, I don't have Marketing techniques, instead I have made lots of friends over the years and many of them like my writing, so they get the word out usually.
Published 2016-04-21.
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Books by This Author

Boysenvale
Price: Free! Words: 59,990. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Join Michael on this fantastic journey as he's whisked away on an epic adventure into another world! A world that nobody knew existed. A world based on all things "Knott's berry farm". The world of Boysenvale.